Author: Ramashankar Tripathi
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120800184
This book gives an authoritative, up-to-date, and compendious account of the history, institutions and culture of India from the earliest times to the advent of the Moslem period. It is based on all available materials-literary, epigraphic, and numismatic-and is written in a most elegant, sober, and lucid style.
The author brings to bear upon his task not only profound scholarship and critical acumen but also a scrupulous regard for historical truth, accuracy of facts and impartiality of judgment.
The merit of the book has been enhanced by an exhaustive Bibliography and a comprehensive Index. Students, scholars and the general reader alike will find the book highly interesting, useful and valuable for study and references.
EXTRACTS FROM REVIEWS:
The book constitutes a very important achievement because it gives a panoramic survey of events, which is both scholarly and readable.
-The Sunday Statesman
In the eighteen chapters of the present work he has given uas a comprehensive and well-proportioned account, based upon wide reading, On numerous disputed questions his judgments are marked by sobriety and good sense.
-The Modern Review
DR R S TRIPATHI is well-known to students of Indian History as the author of History of Kanauj to the Moslem Conquest, which shows his critical spirit and sound judgment, The book under review is carefully prepared and is sure to be immensely interesting and useful to the general student of Hidnu history and culture.
-The Indian Historical Quarterly
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
DR R S TRIPATHI is well-known to students of Indian History as the author of History of Kanauj to the Moslem Conquest.
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
The Pre-Historic Period
The Rigvedic Age
Later Vedic Period
The Sutras, Epics, & The Dharmasastras
The Age of the Buddha
Contact with the outside world
The Maurya Empire
The Brahman Rulers
The Epoch of Foreign Invaders
The Imperial Guptas
Civilisation Under the Guiptas and Rise of New Powers
Harsavardhana of Thanesvar and Kanauj
Post-Harsa and Pre-Moslem Northern India
Medieval Hindu Dynasties of Northern India (continued)
The Dynasties of Daksinapatha
The States of the Southern Peninsula
INDEX OF NAMES